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Columbia Credit Union builds second Battle Ground branch to open summer 2018

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On March 23, 2018, Columbia Credit Union gathered together for a symbolic Branch Raising event at the site of their upcoming 14th branch, the Scotton Landing branch in Battle Ground, Washington. It is expected to open this summer. Columbia Credit Union has 12 branches in Clark County, Washington and recently opened its 13th branch at…

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Columbia Credit Union celebrates 65th anniversary and sustainable eastside Portland branch opening

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Columbia Credit Union celebrated their 65th anniversary and 90-day opening of their first Oregon branch during a ribbon cutting ceremony, held January 30, 2018, at their new Buckman branch in SE Portland. Credit union staff and directors, neighbors, business partners, and non-profit representatives from those participating in the Credit Union’s $50k Buckman Giveaway gathered together…

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Columbia Credit Union’s Buckman Branch earns Sustainability at Work Silver certification

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Columbia Credit Union’s new Buckman Branch in SE Portland, Oregon recently earned Sustainability at Work Silver certification for 2018-2021 from the City of Portland’s Bureau of Planning and Sustainability. Thiscertification recognizes businesses that are committed to sustainable practices and make a positive impact on our environment and the community. The action categories for Sustainability at…

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Columbia Credit Union donates $25,200 to local veterans organizations

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On Dec. 19, 2017 Columbia Credit Union presented checks for $8,400 to three local veterans organizations. The donations, totaling $25,200, were a result of the credit union’s fall vehicle loan promotion honoring local veterans. During the vehicle loan promotion, Columbia Credit Union committed to donating $100 for each new and used vehicle, boat, RV and…

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Columbia Credit Union Named Best in Business 2017!

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Thank you to our members and readers of the Vancouver Business Journal for selecting us as Best in Business for the fifth year in a row! In total, almost 3,000 votes were cast for companies and businesses in more 80 different categories, from automotive to retail. Take a look at the Vancouver Business Journal for…

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Columbia Credit Union welcomes Samantha Sandford as VP Commercial Loan Officer

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Columbia Credit Union is pleased to welcome Samantha Sandford as vice president, commercial loan officer effective Oct. 18, 2017. In this position Samantha will develop and manage business lending and deposit relationships. Sandford has over 18 years of experience in the financial services industry.  Most recently she was vice president, commercial relationship manager with Umpqua…

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Columbia Credit Union welcomes Paula Ford as VP of Treasury Services

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Columbia Credit Union welcomed Paula Ford as its new vice president of treasury services on Oct. 30, 2017. In this position she manages complex business deposit accounts and treasury management solutions. Ford has more than 28 years’ experience in the banking industry. Before working at Columbia Credit Union, she served as a vice president and…

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Columbia Credit Union welcomes Beau Plotner as VP of Home Lending

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On Oct. 2, 2017, Columbia Credit Union welcomed Beau Plotner as its new vice president of home lending. In this position, Plotner will lead the sales, service and business development activities of Columbia Credit Union’s home loans team to fulfill financing needs of local homeowners and buyers. Plotner has more than 12 years’ experience working…

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Columbia Credit Union honored with Presidential Award for Excellence in Philanthropy

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Columbia Credit Union has been honored with a 2017 Presidential Award for Excellence in Philanthropy from the Clark College Foundation. This award recognizes Columbia Credit Union’s commitment to supporting the college and the community through leadership in education. The award was presented at the Savoring Excellence Gala, held Nov. 2, 2017 at Clark College. “Columbia…

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Columbia Credit Union welcomes Commercial and Retail Lending VPs

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In an effort to offer more robust lending services to members and businesses, Columbia Credit Union has promoted Ron Bertolucci as its vice president of retail lending and hired Joe Storm as its vice president of commercial lending. Ron Bertolucci began working at Columbia Credit Union in March 2014 as vice president manager of business…